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September 24, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” featured in Baton Rouge Advocate

Upon arising last Saturday morning, I found my phone was blowing up with messages and emails from around Louisiana informing me of a huge article in […]
September 23, 2022

Did you know ultra-processed food increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature death?

CNN reported, “Eating a lot of ultra-processed foods significantly increases men’s risk of colorectal cancer and can lead to heart disease and early death in both […]
September 22, 2022

Thursday Ask Dr. Walt – Do Bad Genes Doom Me?

Dear Dr. Walt, I read your column and enjoy it, and you’re always harping on us readers to improve our health. But, my family has really poor […]
September 21, 2022

Nightly sleep duration associated with overweight and obesity among adolescents

Healio reported, “Adolescents who sleep fewer hours at night had a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity compared with those who slept for the guideline-recommended eight hours […]
September 20, 2022

Tuesday Patient Stories – Kissimmee Tales Part 7

For the next few months, I’m excerpting chapters from the first of two books about my early years in family medicine in Kissimmee, Florida – The […]
September 19, 2022

Two studies, one finding: Keep walking to prolong life

The UPI reported that walking and physical activity can dramatically reduce the risk of premature death.
September 17, 2022

Saturday Book Report – “At First Light” named FINALIST in FIVE Page Turner Book Award Categories

The Page Turner Awards’ judges considered almost 1,000 nominations for their International Book Awards. My WWII book, At First Light , was nominated. So, what happened?
September 16, 2022

Breastfeeding beneficial for heart health of mom and baby

A statement by the American Heart Association (AHA) highlighted that breastfeeding provides many heart-healthy benefits for babies AND mothers.
April 12, 2008

Postpartum depression common among American women

As a family physician, I’ve had the privilege to deliver over 1500 babies in my career. Attending a birth and seeing the miracle of birth is […]
May 28, 2008

Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – May 28, 2008

Please let me know if you like this type of entry or not. Your feedback will be very helpful to me. Best Treatment for Vertigo Is […]
July 14, 2008

Study Finds Lesbians 50 Times More Likely to Self-Harm (nothing gay about this story)

LifeSiteNews.com is reporting that the habit of “self-harming” is 50 times more likely to occur in lesbians than in the general population of women. They quote […]
July 28, 2008

Worry ups men’s diabetes risk

According to the BBC, a Swedish study is reporting that anxiety, depression, and sleepless nights increase the risk of diabetes in men. Researchers found men with […]
August 15, 2008

Researcher on Abortion-Depression Link Says APA Report Ignores Best Studies

LifeNews.com is reporting a New Zealand researcher, who is one of the world’s leading experts on the kind of mental health problems women face after an […]
October 8, 2008

Study Agrees with Dr. Walt – St. John’s Wort effective for depression – with caveats!

The herbal remedy St. John’s Wort effectively treats symptoms of major depression, an analysis of previous studies found on Wednesday. St. John’s Wort extracts tested in […]